“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” ~Audrey Hepburn
Metaphors are helpful because they assist in explaining the unknown in terms of something known. A garden reference is a helpful metaphor of humanity.
When I think of a garden, it makes me visualize beautiful flowers or growing vegetables to feed your children; the sustenance of life.
A garden can also be a display of competitiveness…Beth has the best tea roses and John has killer tomatoes! People’s private gardens also have many adversaries – bugs, weather and time.
Historically, I’m not really great at keeping plants alive…in the yard or in pots. And our dogs have been known to dig up the vegetable garden when finding rabbit droppings (poop!).
So I must admit, we try to keep our gardening as simple as possible. I admire those that take the time to tend to their private gardens, and the skill to train plants by studying the trees, flowers and vines.
My point in all this…is that we need to remember to tend to our personal health as we would a private garden. It takes a lot of work and perseverance, but the reward is well worth it.
What do you prefer to grow in your private garden?
P.S. During this Covid-19 situation, we’ve been home A LOT and pay more attention to what has been planted.